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    November 14, 2017
    Children’s Museum of New Hampshire
    Contact: Neva Cole, Communications Director
    6 Washington Street
    Dover, NH 03820
    (603) 742-2002
    www.childrens-museum.org
     
    Jingle Bell Express Takes Families on Magical Ride
     
    (Dover NH – November 13, 2017) – The third annual Jingle Bell Express will take families on a magical, wintery ride on a C&J Buslines double-decker bus from the Children’s Museum of NH, to the Cochecho Country Club to hear a reading of the classic children’s holiday story, The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg (copyright 1985). Families will enjoy refreshments, receive a keepsake gift and a visit from a very special guest.
     
    Included in the ticket price for this holiday event is a keepsake family photo, time to explore the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire and a make-and-take holiday craft.
     
    “In the past,” explained CMNH President Jane Bard “We had scheduled this program mainly in the afternoon and early evening, which was a little hard on the younger kids. So this year we’ve scheduled eight trips on two consecutive Saturdays spread out throughout the day with some as early as 10:30am and the latest returning to the museum at 4pm.”
     
    New this year is the destination venue. After leaving the museum, the double-decker bus, decked out with decorations and a jovial driver singing carols, will take a leisurely ride to the Cochecho Country Club in Dover. “We are delighted to partner with the Cochecho Country Club and we think families, after taking a fun ride on the bus in their holiday pajamas, will really enjoy the warmth of the working fireplace and all the special decorations when they arrive,” said Paula Rais, CMNH Vice President of Development and Community Engagement.
     
    This program is scheduled for Saturdays, December 2 and 9, at 10:30am-11:30am, 12-1pm, 1:30-2:30pm or 3-4pm each day. “Some dates and times have already sold out, so we’re encouraging everyone to pick a date and time and get their tickets soon,” said Rais. The cost per person is $25 and children ages two and under are free (but they must sit on a parents’ lap during the journey). Jingle Bell Express is generously sponsored by Federal Savings Bank.
     
    To learn more or to purchase tickets, visit www.childrens-museum.org.
     
    About the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire
     
    The not-for-profit Children’s Museum of New Hampshire is located at 6 Washington Street in Dover and offers two levels of hands-on, interactive exhibits for children from newborn to middle school. Children can explore a wide range of subjects, from dinosaurs, music and aeronautics to world cultures, art and natural history. Open year-round, the Silver LEED-certified museum specializes in creating memorable family learning experiences and works closely with schools, social service agencies and educators. The museum also hosts a variety of live performances, workshops, classes and special events for families. For more information, please call the museum at (603) 742-2002 or visit www.childrens-museum.org
    Contact:
    Neva Cole, Communications Director
    neva@childrens-museum.org, (603) 742-2002